Deshaun Watson – Recognition and Instincts

Watson showed us some things during his first pro action against Carolina. We go frame by frame on his touchdown run. (All Video Content courtesy of NFL Game Pass)

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Carolina is playing a two high safety look in the red area. Watson recognizes the inherent weakness in this alignment pre snap.
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Early stages of post snap – Watson is feeling out the route concept while “feeling” middle linebacker Luke Kuechly. Watson knows Kuechly has pass game responsibility.
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Watson feels the void created by the rush and from this point on it is all instincts coming into play.  By now we can clearly see Kuechly turn his back and run with the seam route.
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Watson takes off and his (X) receiver has an under route against man coverage further creating a running lane for him.
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Watson shows off his quickness and ability to accelerate quickly as he takes off in the alley.
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The definition of dual-threat on this play as Watson heads toward pay dirt.
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Too little too late.

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